Interview with Joss L. Riley

What motivated you to become an indie author?
I think it was the technology and the lure of having complete control over your creation, win or lose. As a writer that freedom is very attractive.
How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
The jury's still out on that one. I'm a total noob to Smashwords and to publishing in general right now. But I do think it's wonderful that someone like myself, a new writer, has the opportunity to publish my works and distribute them to anyone interested enough to want to read them. We'll see about the success part I guess, but for now it's safe to say that I'm a big fan of Smashwords.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
Being able to connect with someone else who might be a world away just from putting the craziness going on inside my head onto a page. That's pretty cool.
Who are your favorite authors?
There's a long list of favorites. Octavia Butler and Margaret Atwood just to name a couple. I'm reading a wonderful short story from Margaret Atwood at the moment called 'I'm Starved For You'. I think it's the first in a series of shorts she's created for this 'verse.
What are you working on next?
My next book takes place in London, in the future. Something like fifty or sixty years from today. A lot about the world as we know it has changed and in dramatic ways, but it's still familiar. Sadly there are no flying cars...yet. I'm very excited about it though and hoping to have it available soon.
Published 2013-11-09.
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